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Branched and crosslinked supracolloidal chains with diblock copolymer micelles having three well-defined patches
- Lee, Sanghwa, Jang, Sukwoo, Kim, Kyungtae, Jeon, Jonghyuk, Kim, Sung-Soo, Sohn, Byeong-Hyeok
- Chemical communications 2016 v.52 no.60 pp. 9430-9433
- composite polymers, crosslinking, micelles, moieties, polymerization
- We report controlled branching and eventual crosslinking in supracolloidal chains by introducing well-defined trifunctional patchy micelles. Uniform micelles having three patches were induced from core-crosslinked micelles of diblock copolymers. Three patches in the micelles served as functional groups for crosslinking as well as branching in supracolloidal polymerization.